Dr. Ndola Prata

Ndola Prata

Inaugural Member
Current Member

Dr. Ndola Prata is a public health physician and medical demographer from Angola. She earned her medical degree from the University of Angola and a MS in medical demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Ndola began her career practicing medicine in Angola for 10 years, and served as Head of the Social Statistics Department at the National Institute of Statistics of Angola. Her research, which is based in sub-Saharan Africa, focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions that maximize distribution and financing mechanisms to increase access and utilization of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, particularly for underserved populations. Her projects investigate strategies for harnessing existing resources on human capacity and health care infrastructure while gathering evidence for setting priorities on national health agendas. Ndola is the Fred H. Bixby Endowed Chair in Population and Family Planning and a Professor of Maternal and Child Health at UC-Berkeley, where she teaches courses. Ndola has conducted research and published on topics related to family planning, financing and ability to pay for SRH programs, adolescent SRH and agency, maternal health, gender, the use of synthetic prostaglandins in obstetrics, and women’s empowerment, fertility and family planning. She is the gender lead for One Health Next Generation.